That’s right folks. The guy who plays crazy so well you think it’s not acting is going to play the craziest person to hit the reality TV scene other than maybe the first winner of Rock of Love. Cage will play the infamous Joe Exotic per a report by Variety. Ironically, though Joe Exotic rocketed to fame via the Netflix original series Tiger King, the project will be an Amazon studios production along with CBS TV Studios and Imagine TV. Like other Cage roles the series will show a decent into madness. Yeah, I think he can pull off the part.
Nicolas Cage as Joe Exotic might be the best casting since Robert Downey Jr got cast as a self loathing alcoholic Tony Stark. This is not to criticize Downey, who is not related to me, but his public bouts with drug abuse and womanizing seemed a perfect fit for the role. Cage of course is not actually an eccentric zoo owner, who ran for president among other things. He is a gifted actor with a propensity to play unstable people. Otherwise he is an award winning actor and star of a number of huge hits.
The series is is based on the Texas Monthly article “Joe Exotic: A Dark Journey Into the World of a Man Gone Wild,” by Leif Reigstad.